Mauro is a well-known Italian AIDS activist who previously worked as a chair of GNP+, an advocate group, and recently works for the International Harm Reduction Development Program of the Open Society Institute.
Anya Sarang is a founding member of the Russian Harm Reduction Network – an organization promoting harm reduction in the Russian Federation..
Dr. Bijan Nassirimanesh is a medical doctor, one of the founders of Persepolis, the first NGO providing needle exchange service in Iran.
Allan Clear is the executive director of the New York based Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC, www.harmreduction.org).
Bijay Pandey is a drug user activist from Nepal, a member of the International Network of People Who Use Drugs (INPUD, www.inpud.org) his group operates a syringe exchange program which is not officially supported by the government. He emphasizes the importance of media advocacy for user groups.
Sam Sullivan, Mayor of Vancouver speaks about drug addiction as a management issue at the DPA Conference, New Orleans.